About Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough employs more than 550 attorneys, policy advisors, technical specialists, consultants and other professionals in over a dozen locations, with offices across the Carolinas, as well as in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. The firm practices in more than 65 practice areas, including alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, litigation, construction, corporate, economic development, environmental, employee benefits and immigration.

Over a Century's Worth of Growth

Founded in 1897, Nelson Mullins has grown exponentially since then. In 2009, the firm expanded even more when it acquired the Tallahassee, Florida office of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan that represents auto manufacturers. It's no surprise then that AmLaw 100 ranked Nelson Mullins as the 88th largest law firm in the nation based on the firm's 2016 gross revenue.

118 Nelson Mullins attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers, with 12 attorneys selected as "Lawyer of the Year". In addition to this, the firm ranked Tier 1 in many practices across its many offices, including practices such as litigation, appellate practice, environmental, and much more. US News also ranked the firm's patent law practice as Tier 1 in 2017. 

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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

1320 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 799-2000


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman and Managing Partner: James K. Lehman
  • Recruiting Chair: Jim Rogers
  • Total No. Attorneys 2017: 550

  • Base Salary

    By office and class
    Summer associates: $1000-2,600/week

    South Carolina
    1st year: $115,000

    North Carolina
    1st year: $140,000

    1st year: $150,000

    Washington, DC
    1st year: $160,000

    1st year: $155,000

    West Virginia
    1st year: $95,000

    1st year: $125,000

    1st year: $115,000

    New York
    1st year: $170,000

    1st year: $160,000

  • Summer Associate Offers
    15 out of 23 (2Ls) (2016)

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Corporate • Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors' Rights • Construction • Education • Employment • Environmental • Family • Financial Services • Government Relations • Healthcare • Litigation • International • Information Management • Insurance • Intellectual Property • Real Estate • Taxation • Technology • Transportation

Major Office Locations

  • Columbia, SC (HQ) • Atlanta, GA • Boston, MA • Charleston, SC • Charlotte, NC • Denver, CO • Greenville, SC • Huntington, WV • Jacksonville, FL • Los Angeles, CA • Myrtle Beach, SC • Nashville, TN • New York, NY • Raleigh, NC • Tallahassee, FL • Washington, DC • Winston-Salem, NC